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Western Bolo Ties worn by cowboys and western country singers for years

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Sterling Silver Western Bolo Tie
 
Western Bolo Ties are probably the most recognizable. Many cowboys and western country singers have worn them for years. No wardrobe is complete without a classic western bolo tie. Western wear and bolo ties were brought to the attention of a wider audience by the bolo tie associated with film characters and stars of the early period of television.
 
Such is the story of the earliest bolo (or bola) ties, which starts around 1947. These early pieces are silver isosceles, trapezoid or keystone-shaped, about one inch high. They are all unsigned, as was most Native American art in the 1940s. Some are stamped “sterling.” However, there is no documentation for any of them.
 
Printed documentation for bolo ties doesn’t start until 1953.The earliest bolo-style tie appearing in a Western wear catalog, in 1953-1954, was listed as “New ‘String-A-Long’ Western Tie; Rayon cord available in 7 colors. Leather slide with colored jewel to match braiding, metal tips.” Western Ranchman Outfitters, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Catalog number 31, page 49.
 
The history of bolo ties is an area of heated debate amid the world of men's fashion. The fact is, men around the world have adopted the look and want to call it their own, whether they're Navajo Indians of the American southwest, Argentinean cowboys or rock and roll bad boy Jon Bon Jovi. Sort through this tangled web of stories and legends surrounding bolo ties to determine who can legitimately claim its invention.
 
Bola Bill Kramer wrote "'Bola Tie: New Symbol of the West" in 1978. In his tome, he shares what he considers the authoritative version of the origins of the bolo tie. He chronicles the story of Victor E. Cedarstaff, a silversmith who lived in Arizona in the 1940s. Cedarstaff and some cohorts were chasing after wild horses when Cedarstaff's silver-bordered hatband slipped off, making his hat fly away as well. He caught up with his hat band and slipped it over his neck for safekeeping. His friends noticed his look and complimented his new tie. Cedarstaff decided to create a line of ties inspired by the incident. He braided leather, placed silver tips on the ends to keep them from fraying and then joined the strands with a turquoise stone to be used as an adjustable clasp. He applied for a patent, calling his creation the bola tie, named after the boleadoras cords worn by Argentine cowboys.
 
 

Western Bolo Ties for sale 

 
Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval

Western Bolo Tie Bull Skull Silver/Gold Oval
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver

Western Bolo Tie Arrowhead Indian Head Nickel / Silver
   $14.00
Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Black Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Black Stone
   $14.99
Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone

Western Bolo Tie/ Arrow Head/Silver with Turquoise Stone
   $14.99
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver/Gold
   $15.00
Western Bolo Tie Bear Claw Silver/Gold

Western Bolo Tie Bear Claw Silver/Gold
   $15.00
Silver Plated Vintage Black Agate Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Vintage Black Agate Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie  Buffalo Nickel Coin Silver Black 22146

M&F Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Buffalo Nickel Coin Silver Black 22146
   $15.00
Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise

Mens Western Bolo Tie/Silver With Turquoise
   $24.00
Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver

Western Bolo Tie Horse Shoe Texas Star Silver
   $16.00
Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest

Western Bolo Tie 1-5/8 inch Oval/Silver, Gold/Southwest
   $16.00
Vintage Carnelian Agate Brazil Bolo Tie Western

Vintage Carnelian Agate Brazil Bolo Tie Western
   $14.50
STEER SKULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17244 new southwest western bolo ties

STEER SKULL TURQUOISE CHIP INLAY BOLO TIE 17244 new southwest western bolo ties
   $24.35
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TIP WESTERN BOLO TIE CONCHO SLIDE CORD HAND BRAIDED

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TIP WESTERN BOLO TIE CONCHO SLIDE CORD HAND BRAIDED
   $18.99
Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3

Western Bolo Tie Collection Lot of 3
   $15.00
Double S Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Horseshoe Cross Star Silver 22884

Double S Western Mens Bolo Neck Tie Horseshoe Cross Star Silver 22884
   $15.00
Silver Plated Celtic Oval Enamel Green Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Celtic Oval Enamel Green Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Silver Plated Handmade Lotus Rose Quartz Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Handmade Lotus Rose Quartz Stone Western Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Silver Plated Oval Black Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie

Silver Plated Oval Black Stone Western Cowboy Rodeo Bolo Tie
   $18.95
BOLO TIE #1138A - Oval with Amber Stone

BOLO TIE #1138A - Oval with Amber Stone
   $19.95
Antique Gold Plated Nature Black Obsidian Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Antique Gold Plated Nature Black Obsidian Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Vintage Western Bolo Ties Lot of 3 Styles EUC!

Vintage Western Bolo Ties Lot of 3 Styles EUC!
   $19.95
Antique Silver Plated Vintage Red Agate Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie

Antique Silver Plated Vintage Red Agate Western Cowboy Rodeo Oval Bolo Tie
   $18.95
Standing Horse Bolo Tie Western Express 14 kt Gold Plated Made in USA

Standing Horse Bolo Tie Western Express 14 kt Gold Plated Made in USA
   $19.99
NATIVE EAGLE ROUND COPPER BOLO TIE 42 INCH CORD 17283 southwest western

NATIVE EAGLE ROUND COPPER BOLO TIE 42 INCH CORD 17283 southwest western
   $14.35
Vintage Western Cowboy Men Bolo Tie Pendant Necklace Jewelry Leather Handmade

Vintage Western Cowboy Men Bolo Tie Pendant Necklace Jewelry Leather Handmade
   $15.00
Carved Horn Antler Bolo Tie Signed Bear Western Native Black Woven Faux Leather

Carved Horn Antler Bolo Tie Signed Bear Western Native Black Woven Faux Leather
   $15.20
 

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